Camponotus caffer

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Camponotus caffer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. caffer
Binomial name
Camponotus caffer
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels

Two contemporary collections of C. caffer: a nightime sweep net sample in grassland/shrubland and a specimen from a bushveld pitfall-trap.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • caffer. Camponotus caffer Emery, 1895h: 47, pl. 2, figs. 25, 26 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 267; in C. (Dinomyrmex): Emery, 1920b: 256; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 84. Subspecies of maculatus: Forel, 1901h: 69. Revived status as species: Forel, 1914a: 267; Emery, 1920b: 256; Arnold, 1922: 650; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 963.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Emery 1895i, page 47.
Emery 1895i, page 48.

References

  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 650, revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64:15-56. PDF (page 47, pl. 2, figs. 25, 26 soldier, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 256, combination in C. (Dinomyrmex); revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 84, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1901m. Formiciden des Naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg. Neue Calyptomyrmex-, Dacryon-, Podomyrma- und Echinopla-Arten. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 18: 43-82 (page 69, Race of maculatus)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 267, combination in C. (Myrmoturba); revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 963, revived status as species)